Deepest sympathy to the family of Billy Wayne Anderson who was buried last Saturday. I know two of his sisters, Nell Anderson and Bobbie Jones. Bobbie and husband, Gaston are members of our Church.
Imogene Priest had surgery last week on her sinuses and said she is doing fine. I am sure that was not a pleasant thing to have done. Our Mississippi weather can keep sinuses aggravated just about the year round. Best wishes to her.
Johnnie Bell is home from the hospital and says her surgery is healing nicely. Her appetite is slow returning which lends to her weakness. She is up walking around with a walker. As soon as her surgery heals, the doctors will begin her chemo treatments since they found spots on her liver and lymp nodes. Her spirits are good and says she is overwhelmed by the kindness of friends. Best wishes to Johnnie and we will keep praying for your recovery.
I spoke recently with Judy Bevil Staten and she was having problems with her legs hurting. Judy is a diabetic, and also one of our 49ers. We have reached the category so perhaps we should get our class list out and remember each other every day.
I have talked with Marjorie Grubbs Roberson recently and she reports she and her husband are doing great at the moment. She doesn’t drive anymore and I know she would appreciate a call or card from a classmate. Remember 49ers, this year will be our 60th class reunion so, hopefully we can all make it one more time with our teachers.
Happy Birthday to Bonnie Malone whose birthday was January 29th, and to great-grandson, Garren Windham, who will be seven January 30th. Garren is Buddy’s grandson. You older Ellistown people remember Buddy as Hulette. A not to his Mother’s friends: his oldes granddaughter, Gwendy Alexis Windham (18), is looking a lot like Yvonnee as she is growing up.
We had a nice surprise in Church last Sunday. Zane Wilkinson played piano for the offertory Hymn. Zane is the son of Rusty and Lacretia Wilkinson. He performed in his distinguished and unrattled manner and did a good job.
Jeff Collins sang the special music for the early service, and Heather Roberts did her usual great job for our second service.
Our Senior Adults enjoyed a lunch of soups, chili, and various sandwiches last Thursday the 22nd. Our scheduled entertainer was unable to sow at the last minute so June has booked her for February, so she and Ken filled in with a few love songs, one of Elvis’ songs, “I can’t Help Falling In Love With You”, I believe is the title of the song. Now you who know Ken Briggs know he is not as tall as Elvis but don’t sell him short on singing as well. They really did a great job singing and then Aileene Roberts told us she was taking piano lessons in her mature years and sang for us as she accompanied herself on the “Q”. That is a musical instrument that I do not know how to describe except you can hold it on your lap while you play it. I did not see any strings even though sometimes I thought I could hear a string sound. She is already quiet good on playing it. I was glad to have my cousin, Doris Roberts Rakestraw, join us for the program. Doris really looks good and seems to feel well. Come join us anytime.
Brother Mike brought an excellent message last Sunday using II Timothy 4 as this test. He also gave the statistic as to how many Ministers of the Gospel are leaving their pulpit of worldly influence. The scripture plainly states that in the last days (before Christ returns) people will have “itching ears” and not want to hear the true gospel message. God’s word, nor God has changed. The Bible is coming true page by page and there are no mistakes where God is concerned. Just read your Bible and if you don’t understand something seek help from a Bible believing Minister, or Christian friend. Do it today, tomorrow you could already be in eternity.